1997 version of ‘Cinderella,’ starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, coming to Disney+
Whitney Houston and Brandy at the premiere of the all new version of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" in 1997. If you were obsessed with this version of “Cinderella” from back in the day, you already know just how legendary the cast is. Millennials who grew up watching this movie were obviously excited, with many tweeting it was about time Disney released this special film. AdYes, Cinderella is absolutely iconic because of Brandy and Whitney — but Paolo Montalbán was one of the first times I saw a Filipino person on screen. pic.twitter.com/tGroFh7UCr — Jason Carlos (@jaarlos) February 4, 2021YAAASSSSS WE FINALLY GOT THE OFFICIAL CINDERELLA ON DISNEY+ OMG I CANT WAIT!!!
New podcast ‘Anything for Selena’ now streaming
“Like half of me was missing.”Garcia then discovered Selena and said her life was forever changed. “It was like this whole new possibility because Selena was herself on both sides of the border.”It’s why Garcia, who is the senior editor of the Arts and Culture team at NPR Boston, created her “Anything for Selena” podcast that launched this week. It’s a podcast that examines the depth of Selena’s legacy and impact on the Latino community. “We go deep on her impact, on her cultural impact in a way that I really believe has never been done before.”She says Selena was uncompromisingly herself. Episodes of Anything for Selena is available to stream or download on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Nothing new to watch on Netflix? Think again
At this point in 2020, you’re probably thinking that you’ve watched every movie, TV show and documentary on Netflix. (And with several streaming services -- Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, to name a few -- there was SO much to see). ‘The Last Dance’This ESPN documentary series about Michael Jordan’s time with the Chicago Bulls captivated America when it premiered at the beginning of the pandemic. In case you missed it, didn’t have access (or now you just want to relive all the magic again) you can finally watch it on Netflix. ‘The Umbrella Academy’The second season of “The Umbrella Academy” dropped on Netflix last month, and fans of the show can’t get enough.
Want more KSAT? There’s lots to discover on the free KSAT-TV streaming app
Download the free app onto your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick or Samsung smart TV, or even your cell phone by searching “KSAT-TV” on your compatible device. You’ll find there is much more KSAT to discover, like exclusive series and content created specifically for streaming.
What you need to know before streaming ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ over the weekend
Since there’s likely to be a good chunk of people who will watch “Hamilton” over the weekend who’ve probably never seen it before, here is a quick rundown of what you need to know before experiencing the phenomenon. The “Hamilton” on Disney+ is a filmed version of the show, not a movie. It’s easy to call the version of “Hamilton” coming out on Disney+ a movie, but technically, it’s the stage version, filmed. An actual movie version of “Hamilton” will probably happen eventually, but this is a great way to really capture the magic of the stage version of the show. And because the people at Disney are incredibly smart, free trials of the streaming service have ended, so if you want to watch, you’re going to have to sign up.
Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation’ on Hulu is the perfect TV show for a food getaway
Truly, Padma Lakshmi’s new show on Hulu, “Taste the Nation,” is the perfect thing to watch if you’re missing life on the road. The first episode of “Taste the Nation” illustrates just how Lakshmi will get to the bottom of her questions. “Taste the Nation” is also just a great showcase for Lakshmi. After being a cookbook author and reality TV show host, getting to take the lead on “Taste the Nation” is the cherry on top for this gifted woman. All episodes of “Taste the Nation” are currently streaming on Hulu.
Stream ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber for free this weekend only
Stream ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber for free this weekend onlyPublished: April 18, 2020, 6:04 pmPerformer Jonathan Roxmouth plays 'The Phantom' and Meghan Picerno plays 'Christine Daae' in the musical, "The Phantom Of The Opera" during a media preview at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," staged at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2011, is now available to stream free on YouTube for this weekend only. The free musical is available on Webber's "The Shows Must Go On" YouTube channel. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," staged at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2011, is now available to stream free on YouTube for this weekend only. The free musicals began on April 3 with Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" on April 10.
‘Stranger Things 4’ trailer teases return of Hopper
The streaming giant showed "Stranger Things" viewers a little love on Valentine's Day with a "Stranger Things 4" announcement. The series creators, the Duffer brothers, released a video teaser for the show’s new season which dropped a major spoiler. "We're excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway -- and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!," they said in a statement. “Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. In the meantime -- pray for the American,” the Duffer brothers said.
North Texas’ Navarro College trending online after ‘Cheer’ hits Netflix
A new Netflix docuseries is providing an inside look at the rigorous training of Navarro College’s cheer squad — and people are loving it. “Cheer,” which premiered Wednesday, follows the highs and lows of the squad’s quest for a national title. Navarro College in Corsicana, about an hour southwest of Dallas, is where some of the nation’s top cheerleaders go to cheer under head coach Monica Aldama, according to the show. The squad has won 14 NCA Junior College Division National Championships and five Grand National Champions, held in Daytona Beach, Florida. “It is a raw look into the lives of college students who have come together to fight for a championship,” Aldama wrote on Facebook.
How do Netflix, Hulu stack up lately? What are the most popular shows by state for 2019?
(High Speed Internet)Now let’s get to the most popular Netflix show for each state this year. If you’re wondering how the website got the data, the team said it compiled a list of the most popular shows on Netflix in 2019. (High Speed Internet)“The Umbrella Academy,” by the way, was America’s overall most popular Netflix show in 2019. “Black Mirror” and “The Haunting of Hill House” were the most popular Netflix shows in eight and six states, respectively. Hulu also keeps shows around longer than Netflix.”Hulu also has a live streaming service called Hulu + Live TV.
‘Friends’ reunion special one step closer to reality, sources say
Several news outlets are reporting what “Friends” superfans have dreamed of for years - a possible reunion special. Sources told Variety that an unscripted “Friends” reunion special could be waiting for HBO Max users when the new streaming service launches in May 2020. HBO Max recently purchased the rights to the NBC sitcom for $425 million, which has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity while streaming on Netflix. Deadline also reported that talks are underway for a “Friends” reunion special, saying it’s still in the planning stages. Former show co-creator Marta Kauffman said, “We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot,” at the Tribeca TV Festival in September.
Disney Plus users face technical errors, crashes on launch day
Did you wake up excited to download the new Disney Plus app and binge on the content this morning only to be met with messages about technical errors? Whether they were anxious to watch “The Mandalorian," “Avengers” or “Boy Meets World” (no judgment), Disney fans clamored to download the app Tuesday. The app launched Tuesday at midnight with content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Disney officials haven’t commented about what may have caused the issues, but Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success. pic.twitter.com/fnTlrzVQIg — KSRebelBelle18 (@KSRebelBelle18) November 12, 2019